National News Brief, Friday October 10

No cut to interest rates; National's economic package hits sour note; extra midwives on the way; golden twins to retire from rowing; Warehouse quits supermarket business; and more

  • The Dominion Post says National is getting "a cool response" to its economic package. Proposed changes to KiwiSaver are not proving popular, with National planning to match no more than 2 per cent of a worker's wages with government subsidies, rather than the current 4 per cent. Meanwhile, deputy leader Bill English has again been secretly taped, this time at a Wellington cocktail party. He said, "Winning is fantastic. Nothing beats winning in politics, despite all our highly principled statements. It's fantastic ... do what we need to do to win."